Pre-Hospital Care Qualifications

Qualsafe Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medicines (SALM)


The SALM course is suitable for those who are employed by a CQC registered organisation (or an overseas equivalent) and have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) or a QA recognised equivalent qualification. You should be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training.
The SALM course is for those wishing to enhance their clinical and medical skills. It meets all the competencies for non-health care professional pre-hospital provider and applies to a number of roles, including event medical staff, security staff, and first responders and Ambulance crews.


2 day course

Valid whilst you maintain professional CPD portfolio & ILS provider status

Minimum age 18

Qualsafe accredited

Who is it for?

Those who hold a current FREC4 and want to enhance their knowledge and understanding of lifesaving medicines.

Those currently working for a CQC registered organisation.

What will I be taught?

Adrenaline for anaphylaxis

GTN spray

Ipratropium for asthma

Penthrox for analgesia

Intramuscular injection

Safety in medicine use

Policy and practice

Naloxone for opioid overdose


Salbutamol for asthma

Glucose for hypoglycaemia

Legal and professional aspects

Clinical management of cases

Medicine calculations

How will I be assessed?

Practical assessments
Multiple choice theory exams
Post course workbook
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a QA Level 3 in Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medications (SALM).

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No. Sadly not. Due to the way this course is accredited, we are unable to offer this online or distance learning.

All training materials such as stationary, notebooks, textbooks, hand-outs and aides are all provided upon your arrival. In terms of attire, please wear comfortable clothing, practical footwear and limit the wearing of excessive jewellery.

Water, tea, coffee and biscuits are provided for each student; however, we are unable to provide lunch and so you will need to make your own lunch arrangements. We do have a kitchenette on site that contains a fridge, kettle, microwave and sink that can be used as well as local amenities that are within a five minute walk.

If you are unsuccessful in passing one of your assessments you will, in the first instance, be provided with detailed feedback from your assessor as to why the relevant assessment criteria were not met on this occasion. You will then receive a support plan with actionable steps to be taken that will enable you to prepare for a reassessment at a later date. Your reassessment date will depend on the specific qualification you are undertaking and so will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

If you wish to cancel your place on the course within 3 weeks of the start date, then please note that you will be unable to receive a refund due to our unlikely ability to be able to replace you prior to course commencement. If, however, you wish to swap with someone else then we will we be able to change the name on the booking for you.